- Enhanced Mercedes C-Class specification across the range
- Two new trim levels available
- New Style package for C-Class Cabriolet
- New options available across the range
- Improved connectivity for Apple and Android smartphones
SOMETIMES it doesn’t take much to make an already good car a little bit better. As the enhanced Mercedes C-Class specification demonstrates.
The C-Class already looks good, has an excellent choice of engines, and is available in four different body styles. No need to mess with any of that, so Mercedes hasn’t. What you get are a few more options to make the C-Class a bit more, well, a bit more Mercedes, and two special edition models.
If you want the practicality of the C-Class saloon or estate there is a sporty new trim level that builds on the AMG specification. Curiously this new trim level doesn’t seem to have a name yet but we assure you it does exist.
Whatever name it eventually carries it will have 18-inch gloss black alloys and LED headlights to enhance the look. On the inside Mercedes has added ambient lighting, sports steering wheel, and an exclusive black ash and aluminium trim. You can add any engine you like to this trim with the exception of the AMG C 43 and C 63.
If you’d rather opt for the more stylish C-Class Coupe or Cabriolet you get to choose the new trim that does have a name: Night Edition.
This particular C-Class has 19-inch alloys and a special diamond radiator grille. Both wheels and grille are finished in black. The interior of the Night Edition is basically the same as that in the AMG Line. The only addition being a multifunction leather steering wheel and a special Night Edition badge on the centre console.
The enhanced Mercedes C-Class specification extends across the rest of the range also.
Apple and Android connectivity is now an option on the C-Class. Mercedes has added new side-hinged sunblinds, selected models get a new optional sports exhaust system, and some lucky drivers could also end up with a heated steering wheel.
There’s a new Style package for the C-Class Cabriolet that adds special leather upholstery with contrasting trim and a semi-automatic boot separator that now moves itself out of the way when you operate the roof. The Cabriolet also gets cruise control and Rear Seat Safety package as standard.
Obviously none of this is as exciting as an entirely new car, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with incremental improvements either.
If your company car is due for replacement you might have already considered the C-Class as an option. Why wouldn’t you? They look nice, drive well, and won’t leave you feeling stiff and achy after a lengthy conference call in the car park of the motorway services. They are also reasonably economical and won’t cripple you with extra tax.
The enhanced Mercedes C-Class specification is just a little bit of extra icing on your chosen slice of cake.